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- Kristina C., Special Education Teacher
- Covina, CA
Soil Layers Teacher Resources
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Fourth graders explore the environment by experimenting with candy. In this soil layer lesson, 4th graders examine and describe the three layers of soil and factors that can degrade their quality. Students utilize cocoa puffs, marshmallows, M&M's and gummy worms to create a model of Earth's soil which they explain on a worksheet after.
Fourth graders study earth science. In this soil profile instructional activity, 4th graders discover the three layers of soil and what causes soil erosion. They discuss as a class and participate in a couple of soil layers activities. This instructional activity includes worksheets.
"God made dirt, so dirt don't hurt!" In fact, dirt is soil, which is an amazingly dynamic material that we cannot live without! Dig into the depths of soil development, topography, and layers with this PowerPoint. The photos are fuzzy, but the content and presentation are just right for your middle school geologists. It shouldn't take much time to replace the fuzzy photos, certainly less than creating a valuable presentation from scratch!